Electronic Materials-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Electronic Materials

Research in the area of electronic materials covers a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from pure electronic or photonic to opto-electronic and electrochemical devices. The types of materials also cover a broad spectrum, including III-V semiconductor thin films and quantum dots, amorphous oxides and chalcogenides, single crystal oxide heteroepitaxial films, organic semiconductors, electrochemical composites, and others. With cutting-edge applications that include dense non-volatile memories, energy efficient computation, light-emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, solid oxide fuel cells, and batteries, the research groups in electronic materials are highly interdisciplinary and work closely with groups in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics. In addition to electrical and optical characterization, the groups rely heavily on a suite of characterization tools in Materials Characterization Facility, such as transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and atomic force microscopy and on CMU Nanofabrication Facility providing an array of deposition and processing tools for electronic devices. Moreover, research groups in this area maintain extensive facilities for growth and processing of electronic materials.